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*The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize (February 15)

AMOUNT: $1,000 & $2,000 Scholarship to University of Montevallo

DEADLINE: February 15, 2018

Eligibility:
Alabama High School Seniors in Public, Private, Homeschooling, or Alternative education settings, who plan to attend the University of Montevallo

Guidelines:
1. Each contestant should submit one (1) poem only, typed in a plan font on 8.5 x 11-inch paper.  Clear photocopies are acceptable.
2. The poem should not be more than one hundred (100) lines long.
3. The poet's name, address or any other identifying attributes should NOT appear on the poem.
4. A cover sheet should be included that lists the poet's name, address, phone number, email, the name and signature of the school counselor, the name of the high school, an the title of the poem.  The following statement should be included on the cover sheet with the poet's signature:  "I hereby certify that the poem (insert title) is my original work and that all rights to this poem are mine."
5. All submissions should be sent by mail to:
The Jim Harrell Poetry Prize
Dept. of English & Foreign Languages
Station 6420
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama 35115
6. Entries must be postmark by February 15.  No late entries will be accepted
7. All entries will be recycled once the prize has been awarded.  Do not send your only copy.  No manuscripts will be returned.
8. Scholarships may be applied toward tuition, fees, and books during the first year's enrollment at UM.  No cash will change hands.
9. Award is a one-time scholarship and may not be renewed.
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